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    July 27, 2011
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[ captions by: caption colorado, llc 800-775-7838 email: comments@captioncolorado.com ] good morning. a conservative backlash blocks a republican budget cut package in the house, while voters flood capitol hill with e-mails and phone calls saying get the deal done. we'll have the latest on the talks to extend the debt limit and head off a possible government default. frlgts a new security scare in norway, trains and buses halted. the country on edge since last week's bombing and shooting that left 6 people debt. oregon congressman david wu says he'll resign rather than face an investigation over a sex scandal. we'll look back at his history of odd behavior "earlry" this
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wednesday morning, july 27th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >> welcome to "the early show" here on a wednesday morning, sun coming up. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm erica hill. good to have you with us this morning. no resolution in washington this morning. >> let's talk debt ceiling. things are looking great this morning if you like indecision, constant bickering and stalemate. >> let's not forget the politicking. this morning house speaker john boehner postponed a vote on his debt limit plan in order to add more spending cuts demanded by other republicans, also after the budget office added it didn't add up as expected. the throw them all out sentiment seems to be growing across the country. cbs news congressional correspondent nancy cordes has the latest on the flood of reaction coming into capitol
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hill. good morning. >> reporter: a good is a good word to describe it. good morning, erica and welcome back. at one point there were 40,000 calls an hour coming into congressional offices. the wait time to get a call answered in speaker boehner's office was over an hour, but the outpouring of public concern over this issue did not appear to move lawmakers, who seemed determined to take this fight to the brink. >> congressman allen west's office. >> reporter: urged on by the president, americans flooded the capitol hill phone lines. republican senator lamar alexander said the hundreds expressed frustration with both parties. >> they're saying stop the spending, get the job done, get back to focusing on the economy. >> reporter: but the two sides are dug in deep. >> democrats will not vote for it. democrats will not vote for it. democrats will not vote for it. >> reporter: in fact, if anything, the president's words
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monday night -- >> many republicans in the house refuse to consider this kind of balanced approach. >> reporter: made republicans even madder. >> this president has created a mess and like a 10-year-old child, we're late in the game and we've offered to help him clean up his mess. >> reporter: but how? both sides vehemently oppose each other's plans. both would cut some spending up front without raising any new tax revenue, and both would appoint a bipartisan commission to identify future cuts. but the republican plan would allow only a short term increase in the debt ceiling until those cuts are made. >> it's reasonable. it's responsible. it can pass the house. >> reporter: actually it will only pass if boehner can somehow win over conservative members of his own party who wanted deeper cuts. >> i am confident as of this morning that there were not 218 republicans in support of the plan. >> reporter: and speaker boehner
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was dealt another setback late yesterday when the nonpartisan congressional budget office determined that his bill would only cut about $850 billion in spending, not the $1.2 trillion promised and so now they have shelved a plan to take a vote on that bill today. they'll try to vote on it tomorrow as they look to bring the cuts back up to $1.2 trillion and this is a situation, erica, there is not a day to lose. >> not a lot of wiggle room. nancy cordes on capitol hill, thanks. we bring in senior white house correspondent bill plante. are they courting the white house as well? >> reporter: they did. there was an increase in call volume, nothing they couldn't handle. they couldn't tell us how much was for and how much was against. 21 days doing tv appearances, meetings, congressional leaders to sell this grand bargain of spending cuts and tax reform and now he's reduced to waiting for a compromise between two bills in congress, either of which as
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we just saw it gives him any tax increases, only an increase in the spending limit. the main difference the democrat's bill raises the debt limit through 2012 the election, the republican raises it in two stages, a second vote next year and rerun of the debate in an election year. the president's adviser said tuesday they'd recommend a veto of it and the white house message is that the president wants compromise. as a senior adviser put it to me the house republicans have already gotten so much of what they wanted, they have to give up on the second vote. now the white house position this morning is that it's now up to the republicans in the house, and they are watching with great interest, speaker boehner's problem in rounding up enough votes from his caucus. we may see the president later today nothing planned but both sides the leaders are trying to avoid a default but if they can't, if this goes to the brink, then there may very well be a short term increase of the debt limit which the president would sign but you know what that would mean, that the argument would continue.
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erica? >> oh, yea, more. bill plante at the white house. now here's chris. if there's no deal to raise the debt limit major credit agencies are threatening to take away the united states' aaa credit rating. what will that mean for you? joining us is mark zandi chief economist for moody's. >> good morning. >> this has never happened before as far as the credit rating dropping in the states. what would it mean for the average american? >> higher interest rates. if the credit rating agencies downgrade treasury debt will also downgrade the debt of other institutions, the fannie mae and freddie mac and it's important for the mortgage rates we pay, they'll downgrade the debt of various banks, they'll downgrade the debt of state government and other municipalities, so we'll all be paying higher interest rates. i don't think rates would rise overwhelmingly but they would rise. for example instead of paying
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4.5% or fixed rate mortgage you might be paying 4.6%, 4.7%. >> with all of the dysfunction americans are seeing in washington right now, are we going to be downgraded no matter what happens at this stage of the game? >> i don't know for sure, but i think the credit rating agencies have said that we need to do two things, one is raise the debt ceiling limit by next week and the second is to make substantive progress towards getting back to fiscal state ability, cutting our future budget deficits significantly. i still think policymakers can get that done but need to get that done to avoid a downgrade. >> do you ultimately think a deal would be reached before the august 2 deadline? >> you know i do. i'm confident policymakers understand the gravity of this, that if we go down this road and certainly if we go much past august 2nd, it's very likely that someone's not going to get paid on time, social security
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recipients, veterans, government furloughs. these are things that make no sense, given our current economic situation so we can't go down that path and i think policymakers will realize that. frankly, i don't think we're too far away, that the parties involved are saying much of the same thing, and i think they can come to graceful resolution here. >> what is really threatening the credit rating? is it the state of the economy or is it congress's inability to come together on a deal here? >> the latter. this is just a political decision, right? we are a large nation. we're very prosperous nation. we can pay our bills. we just need to have the political resolve to do that, so it's not the economy. it's not economics. it's politics. >> can i just ask you one last question, should we lose our aaa crediting rating, how long would it take to get back? >> it may not take long at all if we do the right thing. great britain were in the same
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place about a year ago. their debt was downgraded, this he had aaa, they lost it. they did the right thing, made some really hard, tough choices and they got the aaa back so you know, this isn't written in stone. we can -- our future is in our own making. we just have to do it. >> mark zandi thank you for making the time. good talking with you. >> thank you. here's erica. >> thanks, as if congress needed any more problems, one of its members is quitting due to a sex scandal. bill whitaker has that story. >> reporter: congress may have trouble agreeing on almost anything but when it comes to one of their own and the subject is sex, they can act with blazing speed. oregon democrat david wu, who has served 13 years in the house, abruptly resigned on tuesday under heavy pressure from fellow democrats. this after allegations from the teenage daughter of a campaign donor allegedly accusing wu of an unwanted sexual encounter.
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>> the leadership probably figured that there wasn't much downside to getting him to resign. >> reporter: it was not the first scandal for congressman wu. a woman claimed she was assaulted nearly three decades ago. >> i do take full responsibility for my actions of 28 years ago, and i am responsible for that. >> reporter: at the time, his wife stood by his side. they have since separated. then after this picture of wu in a tiger suit hit the web last year, some of his staff resigned and suggested he get psychological help. >> about two lanes and a shoulder. >> reporter: the departure of congressman wu comes after the resignations of democrat anthony weiner, and republican chris lee, both had sent lud photos of th lewd photos of themselves to women. giving congress just a 16% approval rating and with the
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current debate -- >> congress does not want to spend time talking about the misbehavior of an individual member of congress. >> reporter: wu isn't leaving just yet. his resignation isn't effective until the debt ceiling crisis ends. bill whitaker, cbs news, los angeles. now let's go to jeff glor at the news desk for a look at the other headlines. good morning. good to have you back. >> good to be back. you guys didn't go anywhere, i went somewhere. thank you for the welcome back. still adjusting to east coast time. good morning guys and good morning to everyone at home. we begin in norway, where i just got back from, a sea of flowers, flags and candles continues to grow in central oslo but security concerns and false alarms are affecting day-to-day life there this morning. elizabeth palmer is in london this morning. good morning to you. >> good morning, jeff. norwegian police are fairly sure breivik acted alone but can't be
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for sure. forces across the country remain on high alert. police briefly cleared part of oslo's central train station this morning when somebody spotted an unattended suitcase. it turned out to be a false alarm but this is a country on edge and still in mourning for the 76 victims of last friday's massacre. the gunman, anders behring breivik is in jail in solitary jail. breivik used a farm as cover to order several tons of fertilizer which police say was a main component of his oslo bomb. breivik's lawyer, geir lippestad told reporters his actions were those of a madman. >> his whole case indicated he's insane. >> reporter: breivik spended his murderous rampage to start an
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anti-islamic revolution. >> he says there's several cells throughout the western world. >> reporter: while police investigate those claims, norwegians remain united in sorrow and in compassion. there is no consensus in norway that breivik is insane. the head of intelligence said she'd be surprised, he showed himself to be calculating, focused and able to plan for years. jeff? >> liz, thanks and also wrote out that detailed 1,500 page manifesto. thank you. britain is recognizes libya's rebels at the legitimate government and expelling all diplomats recognizing the regime. britain will unfreeze libyan oil assets so the rebel government can use them. in south korea this morning rescuers saved people from raging floodwaters northeast of
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seoul but at least 32 people died in landslides caused by sudden heavy rains there, including ten college students who were doing volunteer work in the countryside. the floodwaters also reached the capitol today. marysol castro has our first check of weather now, 14 minutes past the hour. good morning to you. >> good morning, jeff, welcome back. good morning to everyone at home. we'll show you the video that comes from a line of severe storms last night, this was western massachusetts. it came in the form of heavy rain, 70-mile-per-hour wind gusts, quarter-sized hail, also a funnel cloud spotted north of springfield. the strong winds knocked down power lines and trees. as a result a motorist was killed. you remember june 1st, springfield got its fair share of severe weather when a tornado ripped through there. today all is clear. that severe weather just left beautiful temperatures in its wake. at one point in new york city the temperature dropped some ten degrees so there's not a lot of humidity to the northeast for
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today and sunny skies. where you can expect to find the severe weather the northern plains, comes in the form of hail, end and we keep an eye on the tornado, also rain associated with thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now over to chris, good morning. >> thank you very much. good morning to you. soon many of us could have more trouble getting our mail, not because of snow, rain or heat or gloom of night. the money lost in the u.s.
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postal service may have thousands cut costs. how one town is coping with the news. >> reporter: at the dusty corner of division and front streets, you can find the post office in verona, illinois. population 215. one of some 3,600 mostly small offices, branches and stations that may have to close. what the postal service calls tough choices for a tough economy. >> we're going to be making our customers interact with the postal service. >> reporter: one of the ways jim swartz interacts with the postal service in verona is by baking over it to pick up his mail every other day. there's no mailman here. if they close this one, what would it mean to you? >> oh, wow, pretty inconvenient for me. i'd have to drive possibly to mazon, six miles every day to get my mail. >> reporter: as many as 3,000 post offices around the country
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are now open only two hours a day for business. first class mail having moved heavily to the internet. >> i think the computer age got the better of them when they weren't paying attention and so did fedex, so did u.p.s., but they do still serve a purpose. >> reporter: indeed for communities like verona, mail delivery isn't the only thing happening at the post office. >> this has been sort of like the center of sort of a social center? >> sure, sure, dloun is the gas station for the men and this is the women. that's the truth. >> reporter: pat goodman says closure would be like the tolling of a bell, an unwanted sign of verona's decline. >> in a town like this, there's no businesses, they can't give some little store a place to sell stamps. we have no business. we have nothing. >> reporter: well, they still have the post office, at least for now. dean reynolds, cbs news, verona,
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coming up, one of the republicans who would like to be president, jon huntsman, today some non-candidates are ahead of him in the polls, so he's making a few changes. we'll talk to him about that. friends and family say good-bye to amy winehouse. there's jon huntsman there. amy winehouse's father reveals new details from the night she dids. this is "the early show." we'll be right back. >> this portion of "the early
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welcome back to "the early show." i'm chris wragge along with erica hill, coming up on the program this morning, ethan hunt for the republican presidential nomination, but jon huntsman is having a tough time standing out. >> is he here with us in the studio this morning, we'll talk to him about his campaign, many saying where is the campaign, it's off to a slow start. we'll talk to him, he weighed in on speaker boehner's latest plan on what to do with the debt issues in washington, talk to him why he is supporting that plan and why he thinks maybe some other folks should get behind it. >> we're looking forward to speaking with him. first jeff glor with the headlines.
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>> speaking of speaker boehner he's scrambling to rewrite his debt ceiling plan. he pulled his two-tier plan to cut $1.2 trillion in spending after the congressional budget office found it would only cut $850 billion and a number of conservative lawmakers rebelled. he'll have a new plan ready for a vote tomorrow. in southern afghanistan a suicide bomber killed the mayor of kandahar. officials say the attacker concealed explosives in his turban and got inside the mayor's office, just last month the mayor told cbs news correspondent mandy clarke he wasn't worried about i taliban attack and the taliban took responsibility for today's bombing. the u.s. issued a new terror alert for americans traveling overseas today. the state department says new attacks might be planned to avenge osama bin laden's death back in may. and a true cliffhanger here, a woman rescued after her car plunged off a road and slid to the very edge of a 300 foot cliff on the british coast,
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spent a night in the car before found and rescuers dragged that car back up ever so carefully. she's okay this morning, not a good place to get stuck. the funeral for singer amy winehouse drew hundreds of people toe eye london cemetery yesterday, some of them paid a special tribute dressing and wearing their hair just as she did. more from cbs news correspondent
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michelle miller. ♪ >> reporter: with her soulful voice, signature blackby hive and smoky eyes, amy winehouse was unmistakable by her own, her music undeniably original. at a traditional jewish service in northern london tuesday, three days after she was found dead in her town home, family and friends bid the singer a final farewell. about 100 mourners attended the service including friend kelly osborne who reportedly had a long conversation with winehouse and reportedly seemed fine the night before she died. her father delivered the eulogy saying "good might my angel, sleep tight." winehouse gave details to "us weekly" about the last night of his daughter's tight. "she was in her room playing drums and singing as it was
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late. her security guard said to keep it quiet and she did. when he went to check on her in the morning she was asleep. he went back a few hours later. that was when he realized she was not breathing and called for help." he also said amy was not depressed but her mother, janice, told the british newspaper that her daughter seemed out of it the night before she died. >> i can confirm the deceased is amy winehouse. >> reporter: an autopsy did not determine the cause of death and so far police are describing it as unexplainable, but toxicology tests are continuing, with results expected next month. ♪ >> reporter: on stage, amy winehouse captivated audiences, winning five grammy awards in her short-lived career and selling millions of copies of her second of only two albums "back to black." >> we never heard a voice quite like that, she had incredible
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amounts of pain, experience and sort of lived reality in every one she sung. ♪ they tried to make me go to rehab and i say no, no, no ♪ >> reporter: off stage winehouse publicly battled addiction. just last month at a concert in belgrade, serbia, winehouse was reportedly so drunk her behavior so erratic she was booed off stage by angry fans. she was forced to cancel an 11-day european tour. ♪ regardless or maybe because of her troubles, amy winehouse sang the blues with a passion so severe that critics say her soulful voice will live on for years to come. >> she brought a really unique quality to every song she sang. she was one of a kind. >> reporter: amy winehouse was just 27 years old. michelle miller, cbs news, new york.
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>> this morning winehouse is back on the charts, her "back to black" album is number nine on billboard after selling 37,000 units in the u.s. this past week, more than the cd is sold in the last three years. you cannot question her talent, just a troubled, troubled young lady. >> terrible end. just ahead this morning on "the early show," jon huntsman wanted to make a splash when he declared his candidacy. so far, though, a lot of folks say it's more like a ripple. the presidential hopeful is here with us in the studio. he'll talk about his chances of rallying republican support for his campaign and perhaps what he thinks should be done in washington to deal with the debt crisis. this is "the early show" on cbs. and although you've been on an antidepressant for at least six weeks, you're frustrated that your depressive symptoms are still with you. seroquel xr, when added to an antidepressant, is approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder. for many, taking seroquel xr with an antidepressant
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far those republican voters just aren't buying it. >> today i'm a candidate for the office of president of the united states of america. >> reporter: jon huntsman entered the republican primary promising a campaign of civility as barack obama's former ambassador to china, he said he would side step the typical attacks and deliver a positive forward-looking message. >> we will conduct this campaign on the high road. i don't think you need to run down someone's reputation in order to run for the office of president. >> reporter: while the other candidates took sharp aim at barack obama -- >> we have a president whose policies have failed. >> this is now his economy and what he has done has failed the american people. >> reporter: we can't afford four more years of failed leadership. >> reporter: huntsman largely stayed above the fray. but now two months later to say huntsman's campaign has failed to get traction is an understatement. he's barely registering in
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national polls which show ten others ahead of him including three people, rick perry, sarah palin, rudy giuliani who haven't said whether or not they're running and in the key state of new hampshire where huntsman hopes to go head-to-head with front-runner mitt romney he doesn't crack the latest poll. huntsman is taking a new lay gresive approach, replaced his campaign manager and taking sharper aim at president obama, for example calling his position on the debt ceiling reckless, misguided and politically convenient. now obviously it's still early. the field isn't settled yet. huntsman hasn't participated in a presidential debate so a lot of people don't know who he is. the question is whether once they know him will those republican primary voters agree this moderate republican is the one to take on barack obama? chris? >> cbs's jan crawford in wash wash for us, thank you. >> joining us now just back from campaigning in new hampshire
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republican presidential candidate jon huntsman. good to have us wiyou with us. >> glad to be with you. >> glad to be discouraging. the latest gallup poll has you polling 2%. why are you not breaking through? >> i can think of some presidents in the past who have done well in the end when they were polling low in the race. if the election were next month that would be cause for concern. the fact of the matter is we've got a long way to go. we've been in the race for one month. it's the early building blocks put in the early states like new hampshire and south carolina and florida. it's about rallying around your message, that is about expanding the economy and creating jobs and getting this country moving again. that's going to take a little while and we're in the early days, the dog days of summer. >> you have to get out of the blocks quickly. >> of course. >> i think it would be safe to say you haven't gotten out the way you would have liked. >> we've announced, gotten terrific presence in the early states. nobody is going to pay attention
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to the race until september and october. by then we'll have the organization on the ground, we'll have a message honed that is absolutely in keeping with what we did as governor of the state of utah, moving this country to a position of competitiveness and job creation that everybody knows is possible. >> one of the major themes of the campaign is the economy. the focus for most americans is washington and what is not being done on both sides of the aisle by the people they put in those jobs there. you just came out in support of speaker boehner's plan. we learned it doesn't add up to the amount of deficit reduction he initially said it would. a number of republicans are not behind that plan. the "wall street journal" said it was rebellious. why do you think speaker boehner's plan is the way to go? >> it's the only act in plan. we're 25% of the world's gdp, still the country everyone in the world looks to for leadership and financial leadership. we've got to find a solution. speaker boehner's solution is right on, cuts where we need to
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cut. he talks about tax reform where we desperately need it, he talks about a balanced budget amendment which we're going to need. every country in this budget has a balanced budget and looking at entitlements as well. it's a two-step process to be sure but i think it is the best solution on the table. >> is there any concern one of the steps to be another vote of course and this would happen during the election cycle. this is a major issue right now. do you want to face it again during the campaign? >> the people of the country need to provide their stamp of approval, the impremature, the cuts and entitlement reform and tax reform, a balanced budget amendment, these are key issues. there is good news, these are huge issues we have not discussed before as a country, they're coming to a head and i have every reason to think for the first time in recent history, we're going to be embracing some aspects of
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financial management, tax policy that we have long needed, and now people are talking about in a serious vain for the first time. that's good for this country. if it takes us two steps to get there, so be it but first we've got to meet our financial obligations. >> when you announced you were running for president you said the policical discourse is corrosive, you changed your tact. do you need to take shots at mitt romney, at president obama to get noticed? >> civility, civility can coexist with the facts. in a race you've got to point out your differences, you've got to put your record on the table. our state, utah, which was the number one job creator while i was governor against states governed by others way behind, you've got to compare and contrast, that's fair. you can proceed in a way that's respectful that takes the high road in terms of how you deal with these issues. nobody wants to rip down
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welcome back to "the early show" here on a wednesday, july 27th. i'm chris wragge in new york here with erica hill. >> nice to have you with us this morning. we've been hearing a lot this morning about you, the american people calling your congress people to say enough already. finish the debt limit deal. finish the job we sent to you washington to do. send maeshz back americans back. >> we've all heard it's easier to get a job when you already have a job.
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today millions of americans looking for jobs, they believe they're being discriminated against in their job searches because they're not working. cbs news correspondent elaine quijano has this report. >> reporter: for nearly 20 years michael rose to the ranks in pitney bowes. in january his position was eliminated and his search for a new job began. now after sending out dozens of resumes, westerholm is getting restless. >> you think about it day-to-day, what is my next step, should i call them again? i called them six times. i don't want to be a pest. >> he's one of 14 million americans currently unemployed and about to become one of the more than 6 million americans who have been looking for work for six months or longer. that half year mark is a tipping point for getting hired, according to the national
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employment law project. >> there are a lot of assumptions that get built up around being unemployed and employers or employment agencies are really not wanting to take a chance on the unemployed. >> reporter: in a new report, the organization says companies are less likely and in some cases unwilling to hire those out of work for six months or more. it found 150 listings, including this one requiring applicants to be currently employed, a practice the group considers to be discriminatory. >> i think that employers might feel that someone who has been out of work for more than six months has gown lose skills, which could be true for some people but is certainly not true for most people. >> reporter: the issue has even hit capitol hill, where legislation has been introduced that would make the practice illegal. >> this is un-american. it's unfair, and it should not be legal in america to do that. >> reporter: michael westerholm believes employers who
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immediately dismiss unemployed candidates are missing out. >> i think there's a lot of good talent out there and for somebody to pass somebody over because they happen to be in that position is short-sighted. >> reporter: a new reality facing millions of americans trying to get back to work. elaine quijano, cbs news, fairfield, connecticut. >> that company mentioned in elaine's report told cbs news the employment requirement must be a typo and they removed it minutes later. john challenger of challenger gray and christmas, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> what it is the downside to hiring someone who has got 20 good years of experience? >> companies worry now, this is the long-term unemployed, everybody likes experience but they worry about your urgency, they worry about the currency of your skills and wonder maybe has inertia set in through this long period of unemployment so employers are in the driver's seat right now, it's a buyer's market, a lot of candidates to
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look at and you can be like a house that's been on the market for a long time, they just say maybe i missed something that someone else saw, so it doesn't seem fair if you've been out of work for that long a period of time. >> how discouraging for people who have been out of work for just three or six or nine months for prospective employers to think you've lost all of your skills and forgotten all you've done because you've been out of work for a period of time. >> you've got to prove to them that long period of time makes you more urgent. you want that job. you're going to work harder for that company than anybody they find. you no he what it's like to be unemployed and you want to fill in the gaps in your resume, if you've done volunteer or consulting work, make sure you tell them about that and maybe it's just that you've been out of work for a while because you decided to take time off to take care of an ailing parent, so you can explain sometimes a gap because you had more pressing personal issues to take care of. >> john, what would you tell y
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somebody who says i'm not going to go searching anymore, i'm discouraged. >> it's one of those periods of time where it's easy to get discouraged. you have to bring those people around you who lift you up, you have to stay at it like a full time job. you've got to fight for your employment. maybe it means taking a job a part-time job or something to get back to work that gets you back in that working mode. you could keep looking today while you're working. nothing says you can't take a job for less money but it gets you back in the picture. >> what kind of jobs are available right now? >> there are industries that are really growing. health care is a strongest industry in the country adding 24,000 jobs on average in the last year, just in the last month, leisure and hospitality added 34,000 jobs, that was a real plus. energy has been a strong sector, right on through with a drive for energy independence, another strong category, just skilled jobs, professional business
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services, engineers, accountants, i.t. workers continue to be hired. >> are there any other locations around the country more plentiful than others? >> texas seems to be the strongest state right now, with unemployment nationally at 9.2%. texas is at 8.2%. they've added more jobs than most other places. the dakotas, nebraska, had relatively low unemployment. >> john challenger, thanks so much. we appreciate it. >> thank you, chris. >> that's one thing, tell people to keep at it. easier said than done but you have to keep fighting. >> great advice, too, when he said have the people around you rally you. amazing the support. jeff glor is always supporting us and jeff thank you for that this morning. >> you're very welcome. anything i can do. >> speaking of rallying by the way, something congress might want to do at some point. >> you think? in our news here this morning, this week president obama,
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people rallying at least, president obama asked to call congress about the partisan bickering on the debt ceiling talks and people did call. >> congressman allen west's office. >> senator smith office. >> lawmakers of both parties got nearly 40,000 calls yesterday, that is twice the usual number. so many e-mails some congressional websites crashed. despite all those calls there is no change in the deadlock this morning. house speaker john boehner plans to vote tomorrow to raise the debt ceiling. a vote planned for today was canceled after the budget office found the plan would cut only $850 billion in spending instead of the $1.2 trillion he thought. a number of conservatives rebelled so he's writing a new plan. there's no plan on a competing plan from majority leader harry reid. this morning moody's service told chris it could lose its aaa rating if the debt limit isn't
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raised. >> higher interest rates if the credit agencies downgrade treasury debt, will also downgrade debt ratings for fannie mae and freddie mac. >> mark zandi still believes a deal is possible. the police and army remain on alert in norway. part of oslo's train station was police as police and robot checked a suitcase left unattended. investigators are not completely sure breivik jailed for last friday's bomb and gun attacks was working alone. police found and detonated explosives at a farm he was renting. > britain sex pelling all diplomats representing the gadhafi regime. britain is unfreezing $1r50
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million of libyan oil assets so the opposition government can use it. david wu is resigning amid allegation he had unwanted sexual relations with an 18-year-old woman. and finally a crash course for a student driver in california, the motor vehicle office in roseville is closed this morning after a driving lesson ended monday with the student smashing into the driving school. nine minutes past the hour. whoops. bob schieffer has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." >> america's fighting men and women come home to a hero's welcome, but they also come home to a tough economy, and for many, more than a year later jobs are still hard to find and prospects are slim. we'll take a look at the growing problem of unemployment among america's veterans. that story tonight on the "cbs evening news." and now over to marysol
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castro, mary just occurred to me when i was overseas, i missed the 117-degree days in new york. >> unfortunately you missed it but we suffered through it thank you very much. good morning jeff. heat sparked severe weather, the upper midwest and portions of the great lakes, the rain comes fast and furiously, four inches expected around green bay and traverse city that could lead to some flash flooding over the next 24 hours. we continue to talk about the heat, the dome of heat, 11 states have some sort of heat advisory, excessive heat watch or warning. dallas 26th consecutive day of triple-digit heat and it keeps coming. these are high temperatures with regard to the heat. 104 in phoenix, 95 i
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in this morning's "healthwatch" gene mapping action a relatively new technology but managed to turn around the lives of a sick brother and sister. dr. jennifer ashton is here with their story. >> a great story. the decoding of the human genome was completed in 2003 but now for one of the first times personal dna sequencing has led to a life changing treatment for a set of california twins and it's all because of their mother's fierce determination. 14-year-old twins alexis and noah b beery look like typical teens today, athletic, happy, full of energy but it wasn't always this way. >> it was a household kind of under chaos. >> reporter: not long ago episodes like this were frequent. from birth they suffered one miss earious illness after another. >> alexis never slept through the night, coordination problems, multiple visits to the emergency room for seizures,
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noah threw up multiple times a day. >> reporter: at age 2 the family was told the twins had cerebral palsy but the family doubted the diagnosis. >> when you have cerebral palsy you don't get worse but alexis continued to get worse and worse. >> around age 5 she started regressing and she started losing abilities that she had before and at that point i knew that something wasn't right. >> reporter: retta went searching for answers and found this article that changed everything. >> as soon as i read the article i knew that was her, what she is. >> segawa dystonia, a rare movement disorder is often taken for cerebral palsy. a doctor treated alexis with medication. the results were almost instant. >> she was able to get into a car on her own, pulled the seat belt down for the first time in her life. >> reporter: two years ago a
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setback, alexis developed severe breathing problems. >> we almost lost her a couple of times. we had the paramedics in our house trying to get her breathing again. >> reporter: retta went on the hunt again leading the family to baylor college of medicine where they mapped their entire genetic code. >> we were able to zero in on the exact gene that was broken or wrong in the children that led to the disease. >> reporter: dr. richard gibbs directs the baylor human genome sequencing center. >> these twins were immediately able to be offered a new treatment that could benefit them and we're able to say that directly from the dna information. >> reporter: their once disabling disorder is treated with dopamine and serotonin supplements. >> the sequencing gave us new answers and new life. today to see our kids doing all
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the things that we had only dreamed of is truly a miracle. >> it's amazing, gives you goosebumps as we're watching it here. incredible outcome for alexis and noah. who else could benefit from something like personal gene mapping? >> this is the wave of the future, personalized medicine. unfortunately it's not for everyone. it's really most effective when you're talking about a disease or a disorder where there's a single gene that's mutated or behaving properly and we have to remember, genes turn on proteins and that protein has an action and in a disease you either want to turn that on or off and that's where the targeted therapy becomes really effective. >> i imagine this is not inexpensive. >> certainly is not and according to baylor what they went through cost about $100,000 according to the national institutes of health and some cases it can be done for $8,000 but again the hope is that it might be available in the future for as little as $1,000. think of it like when flat
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screen tvs first came on the market they were so expensive, the price has come way down hopefully that for gene therapy as well. >> families crossing their fingers. great story. still ahead, politicians, celebrities, criminal suspects, all of them lying in public. are they doing it more often and why are they getting away with it in many cases? some people say it's actually threatening to turn this entire country into a nation of liars. we'll see if we can help stop that. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. >> "healthwatch" sponsored by united health care, online at healthinnumbers.com. specialists, lots of doctors, lots of advice... and my hands were full. i couldn't sort through it all. with unitedhealthcare, it's different. we have access to great specialists, and our pediatrician gets all the information. everyone works as a team. and i only need to talk to one person about her care. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for 70 million americans.
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welcome back to "the early show." i'm chris wragge along with erica hill. coming up, smartphone addiction. >> what? >> smartphone addiction. a new study shows that we might not realize just how attached we are to that little device and how dependent on it we've become. >> i don't know what you're talking about. >> some psychologist believe the
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habits many people develop with constant smartphone use when other people are talking and trying to do their jobs. >> hey there's an article this morning on smartphones. >> we're going to take a look at this growing problem. >> did you see it? >> can i get a little of your attention, please? give me that thing. give me that thing. millions of netflix subscribers not so happy. have you heard about this? some could be paying an extra six bucks a month, that could equate to a 60% price hike. the company says mailing dvds are expensive and they want more people to use streaming video service instead. and we'll look at alternatives for you that can be cheaper. but first the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. turns out maybe going out of style in america. there's a string of recent court cases you may have noticed, scandals some say we're living through an epidemic of lying.
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>> i had no prior knowledge -- >> i did not have sexual relations with that woman. >> casey anthony not guilty, convicting her only on four relatively minor charges of lying to the police. >> i have not been honest with myself, my family, my constituents, my friends. >> that was, that is the simple truth. >> as americans, we like to think that we really value honesty, and every time we see another one of the lying khan scandals we're so appalled. >> i don't believe that nicotine for our products are addictive. >> i believe that nicotine is not addictive. >> at the same time, we are lying more than ever before and the people around us are lying more than ever before. >> did i send the photograph? i did not. this was a prank, a hoax. >> anthony weiner denied at first he had been sexting these various women and got caught and admitted it. it remains to be seen down the line whether it will happen,
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will he get a talk show like eliot spitzer, will he benefit in. >> there has been a slew of these in the political arena. >> you're not going to resign? >> no. >> california governor arnold schwarzenegger, the former presidential candidate and vice presidential candidate john edwards. >> the president of the united states. >> indeed i did have a relationship with miss lewinsky that was not appropriate. >> clinton is still one of the most popular presidents out there. it doesn't seem to have actually hurt him that much in the long run. >> it does send a message to society. it's easy to lie and very often you're going to get away with it. >> providing false information to a law enforcement officer, i will adjudge you to be guilty. >> everybody is speculating how much money she's going to make, book offers, tv deals, what she's going to do. ultimately in the end she's a famous face and in some ways benefiting from these lies. >> it's hard to keep your idealism intact. it's hard to believe you're living in an honest world when
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dishonesty is everywhere. >> massive cheating scandal in atlanta's public schools. >> the school cheating case shows principals, teachers becomi becoming complicit with cheating and lying to cover it up. what do they think with teachers cheating on their behalf and lying about it. >> lots of people are cheating for different reasons. the people at the top are cheating because the rewards for cheating are so huge. >> what do you have to say for yourself mr. madoff? >> a lot of ordinary americans cheat because they feel the system is stacked against them, they see the cheating by the people at the top. they feel hey, why not cut corners to make my life a little easier? >> i'm not a crook. >> it's always been here, part of human nature but in the last 10 to 20 years it's become significantly worse and is reaching epidemic proportions. >> i worry about america's moral
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compass. i think in some respects we are a nation of liars. >> thank you and good afternoon. >> boy, paints quite a picture. joining us is psychologist and "early show" contributor dr. jennifer hartstein. nice to have you back with us. i mean that sincerely. >> thank you. we both are not lying. >> we hear in the piece robert feldman, soesh kolgz studying lying for years, america is a nation of liars. are we? >> well, it's an interesting thing he says. we definitely seem to be lying more. research said that 50% of the worst lies are actually told by 5% of the population. so it's interesting, who are we watching? we might be watching that 5% of the population but the truth is that women and men both lie a lot over the course of the week. they say that they lie in approximately one-fifth of their social exchanges that lasts more than ten minutes and they say they deceive 30% of other people
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in one-to-one interactions over the course of a week so on some level yes, we are lying more, and the question is why? and we have to kind of think well, are we doing it to get ahead? is that what the lesson is that's being learned even though we're being taught to be honest. >> in some way if you see these people who have lied in the past to go on to some form of success whether it's financial, whether it seems to be in politics or business or some other way it would almost say nice guys finish last, throw the essays out the window. >> if you think about the people in power who are in line or lied and still stay in power so we have to think about if it takes them a shorter amount of time to get to where they want to go do i need to do that, too? >> how do you refer to it beyond being the annoying person, who says "you're lying!" >> it is really challenging and there's no easy way because there's no easy way to know for sure someone's lying unless they get caught. do we have to have better
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standards in the court system? do we have to have better standards what have we prosecute? how do you prove it? how do you know? >> is it ever okay to tell a white lie to protect someone's feelings? >> it is. it's when it becomes disingenuous. if you are looking at your friend and she loves a dress and you don't, you say she looks pretty, that's okay. >> is it more the younger generation or adults? >> it's hard to say but the adults aren't setting a great example for the younger generation so they're learning it's okay. >> maybe we can change that, starting this morning. >> only honesty. really nice to see you. >> nice to see you. >> love you, mean it. here's jeff glor with one more check of the day's headlines. jeff good morning and i mean that, good morning my friend >> as do i, good morning, erica. 37 minutes past the hour. norway security forces on high alert this morning still. part of the main train station in oslo was closed as police
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used a robot to investigate an unattended piece of luggage. that turned out to be a false alarm but norwegians remain on edge. the gunman who killed 76 people indicated he may have been working with others. norway's prime minister said this morning norwegians will demonstrate they are not afraid. >> norway is an open, tolerant and inclusive society, only to open debate and overcome extremism and intolerance. violence can never be accepted. >> the confessed killer, anders behring breivik will remain in solitary confinement. at least 32 people in south korea died because of flooding. in a court case in georgia a judge spared raquel nelson from prison following the death of her son.
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nelson was found guilty of vehicular homicide earlier this month. her 4-year-old was hit and killed by a van when he was crossing in the wrong crosswalk. facing three years in jail she was sentenced to one year probation after an outcry from the public. >> we'd like to thank everybody for your concern and support and helping get the message out there, and hopefully we can move on from this situation. >> the van driver served six months in prison after pleading guilty to hit and run, not his first run-in with the law. the thief tried to make an atm withdrawal with a backhoe. surveillance video shows him smashing through the wall of a store in louisiana. seems like a lot of trouble for not much. the thief could not get into the atm it turns out, so he left empty handed, empty backhoe handed. does that make sense? 39 minutes past the hour. >> no. >> it doesn't.
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back hoe-handed? >> marysol castro, a new word? >> i appreciate your desire to be witty and that's, i'm not lying. i do. you're not always witty but i appreciate the trouble. >> thank you, i guess. >> good morning, everyone. we have some action in the tropics. this is what we call a tropical wave, it's moving in a northwest direction over the next 12 hours, could turn into a tropical depression, then a tropical storm. if it does it will become tropical storm don. as it tracks in this direction it could bring some much needed precipitation to portions of texas, an area that does not need precipitation would be the southeast, seen seven consecutive days of rain and some as much as four inches of rain. mobile, new orleans you get rain today. gorgeous area is the southwest. fresno, 95. 82 in san
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>> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. over to chris. >> thank you so much. net flick, the video company that sends out dvds in the red envelopes recently announced a $6 a month price hike and caught many of its $25 million subscribers off guard and a lot of them are not happy about it. now some competitors are moving in to take advantage of this situation. dvd and streaming video giant netflix is the at center of a customer complaint firestorm.
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two weeks ago netflix announced it was separating its dvd and streaming video subscriptions resulting in a 60% hike starting in september for existing customers. thousands of customers vented their anger with deaf netfldear netflix tweets. this one netflix stock down today, laugh out loud, poetic justice for i agreedy company that turned its back on a loyal customer base. after netflix announced depressed net quarter walmart struck back, walmart announced many movies the same day they come out on dvd. walmart already offers 20,000 streaming movies through voodoo.com which can be viewed through 300 internet connected devices. joining us is jason cochran, contributing editor at dealnews.com. jason good to see you here this morning. >> good to see you.
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>> the 60% price increase has people up in arms, you do it like that, not good for the customers. what can be expected? >> sort of like the airlines, ripped a page from the airline playbook and unbundled their services. used to pay you pay $10, have streaming movies unlimited and also be sent dvds. now if you want them you have to pay for them separately. if you want to keep the old services you had, pay $16 a month rather than $10 does not make people happy. >> the reason behind this is because they weren't doing very well? >> moving toward streaming movies in general, costs money to send things out, the warehouse, pay for postage and since we're moving toward streaming a lot of the companies need to have better libraries available. to do that it takes money because you have to negotiate with the studios. netflix is trying to position itself to where it is more of a streaming company in the future. >> you talk about the streaming video, much more convenient but still a huge percentage of people that like the changeable dvd and have that in their hands. are there cheaper alternatives to are people? >> i like to have the extras and
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the cut scenes and commentaries and one of the ones you can get it from is blockbuster, the video store that's slowly dying is moving into sending people dvds and if you want to, you can trade them out at the video store, called blockbuster total access, costs about $12 a more, more than netflix but you can get movies right away as soon as the dvds are released. netflix has a waiting period, also greencini, art house, classic movies. flet flix and blockbuster are more mainstream, hollywood more blockbuster. greencini is $10 a month. >> kiosks, pop up all over town, good to go that as well? >> kiosks have downsides, there's often a line, one person at a time can use them, eliminates the ability to sit there and browse, one of the pleasures of a video store. red box is $1 a flight, drugstores and grocery stores.
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blockbuster has got its own blockbuster express but it's operating in chapter 11 so its future is not necessarily assured right now. >> might want to bring that up, but got to be careful there. streaming video options there? >> a crowded field and getting more and more busy, netflix has had a moment of weakness. big announcement yesterday walmart is streaming vudu on its website. vudu is available on video players and smart tvs. as little as 9 cents up to $1 per movie. >> amazon streaming video. >> pay $80 a year, discounted shipping, you can get a smaller selection. i wouldn't rely upon it exclusively because it doesn't have as many movies available as some of the other players do. >> we talked about pros and cons. what would one be? >> you have to cobble together. not all of them have the movies. you get two or three pay-per-view, go with apple tv has stuff, best buy, cinema now,
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use pay-per-view, you may not use as much as you thought you would. >> eryca, over to you. for many people, maps, cameras, watches, books, digital music player you can find them all on one device, they replaced them all with a smartphone that does them all. may be convenient but growing concern for some psychologists who worry people who prefer smartphones s ts to face-to-fa interaction -- >> reporter: first thing i do when i wake up is grab my phone. i'm addicted because when i'm without it i have withdrawal. >> reporter: matthew isn't the only one living his life completely online. >> reporter: smartphone sales exploded. in 2010 an estimated 302 million devices were sold.
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by 2016 that number is expected to hit 1 billion, and as those devices become more integrated in people's lives, psychologists say smartphone users are in danger of becoming addicted. >> if i don't have my phone i can't do anything, i can't function right. >> i can't go a day without it. if i go one day without it i go psycho. >> the more connected the less we're connects. >> reporter: spets like dr. michael dow say too much smartphone use not only causes people to connect with reality but withdrawal can cause anxiety, insomnia and even depression. >> and actually creates a lot of cortisol in the brain and body, that stress hormone is cardiotoxic so it's very bad, not only for your mental health in relationships but also bad for your biological help as well. for many the power of this addiction outweighs the mental and physical costs and until something smarter comes along, young people on the move like
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matthew show no signs of putting down their smartphones any time soon. betty nguyen, cbs news, new york. >> that t is the wave of the future, the wave of now, what am i saying the wave of the future. i have the droid and still use the blackberry. >> we have two devices but not addicted at all in the least. >> just 12 hours a day. when i sleep i put them on the charger. >> we'll check our phones and be right back. stay with us. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. es guys ever, victor
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paganuzzi. >> anyone who has been watching cbs the last 50 years will recognize his work. as he heads off to retirement we want to look back at his career. >> away we go, hey!
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>> victor began his career with cbs television in december 1962. set designer of the jackie gleason show. >> sometimes you just can't rush after every meal. >> soon after he moved to daytime tv, spending a decade building sets for "love is a many splenor thing." he received three emmy nominations for his work on the show. >> we come out with a cbs news estimate -- >> in 1974 he began a 25-year run creating sets for primary elections and inaugurations. ♪ but perhaps his most enduring and recognizable design appears every sunday morning. the trademark plexiglass flat and accompanying sun logo have remain unchanged since the show premiered in 1979 a rarity in the ever evolving world of
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television news. for the past 12 years, the twilight of his career victor worked tirelessly here at "the early show," each set and design greater and grander than the next. his body of work over the last half century is immeasurable. victor never had a resume, didn't need one. he let his work speak for itself. if anyone asked to see a sample he'd tell them, turn on your tv and watch cbs. >> and there he is, everybody, the man. the man! >> i'm so surprised, you captured all of the programs that i've done years and years ago. unbelievable. it's been a great career here at cbs to be truthful to you. i've always been happy and always enjoyed coming to work. it's never been work. it's always been a position and i wish everybody, everybody has
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a job just as i have had here at cbs. >> we are all very grateful. >> very honored. >> it's great every time we see you, we catch you in the hallway.
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